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and loved his troops and loved hi family. that's enough for me. >>> inaugural balls are a washington tradition, and now a limited number of tickets are going on sale for the official 2013 event. the inaugural ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. this year there will be one large event that will take place in all of the convention center's different rooms. tickets cost $60 those interested in the public tickets have to sign up on the website. that's 2013pick.org. >>> the national park service is telling its side of the story now after trying to evict the popular jack's boathouse in georgetown. a spokesman says the rental business has been operating on a month-to-month lease that hasn't changed in 30 years. the current owner's name is not on that lease. last week the park service ordered the boathouse owner to leave the property in january. it put off those plans when hundreds of mime e-mailed complains. the park service says it still plans to take bids for operating the boathouse in the space. >>> an animal rights group will have to pay the circus $9 mil
to washington. >> i was here for an event, and the president said, let me get you up here to play a song. i said, okay. >> reporter: this is the 90th annual lighting of the national christmas tree. the tradition started by president calvin coolidge continues tonight as president barack obama and his family flip the switch. while the spirit of the evening is the same, the audience may notice some changes. first of all, the stage has been moved. >> the back drop, i mean, it is accentuated by the tree. and the white house. the executive office building. you know, really showcases many of the great monuments and features we have down here in president's park. >> reporter: and the tree itself is new. the blue spruce which stood on the ellipse for decades was destroyed by wind in 2011. the replacement also died, and in october the current tree was planted, and all indications are that it's doing well. and if you are attending tonight's performance, keep in mind you're going to have to pass through a security checkpoint. the rule of thumb is, don't bring anything you couldn't get into an airport. megan
:30 in the morning at the national cathedral. it is a tradition that dates tall way back to george washington. the religious leaders from around the country are expected to participate. attendance at that time prayer service is by invitation only. it will also be streamed online. >> get ready for a big boom during the holiday travel rush. more than 2 million people in the washington area plan to travel. aaa tells us that more than 90% of them plan to drive. that's a good reason to consider when you are leaving and when you will return if you a one of them. if the projections are true, that will be the highest volume of travel in the past ten years. the survey considers the holiday raffle period to last between december 22 to january 1. taking a live look outside right now. good day to travel by air. lots of sunshine and blue skies but don't expect it to last, folks. >> yes. let's head to storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer to find out what's next. >> we told you we got a lot to talk about thisweek. yesterday was the clouds, fog, shower activity. today it is the very warm temperatur
time here in washington. analysts say president obama and speaker boehner have until the end of the week to reach a deal if lawmakers will get it passed by the friday before christmas. as a diesel engine plant, president obama stood his ground on the fiscal cliff. >> all congress needs to do is pass a law that would prehaven't a tax hike on the first $250 of everybody's income. >> the latest campaign stop had an announcement. business leaders warn this time of investment will suffer without a deal to avoid billions in tax increases and spending cuts next year. >> we have more than -- i think 103 ceos in town last week. the message was sit down, work it out. back in washington there's new momentum. yesterday p many p.m. and house speaker john boehner met one on one for the first time this year. then today staffers continued the private negotiations. the sooner the better, we all know el that. >> reporter: an increasing number of -- >> i actually amb ginning to believe that is the best route for us to take to again shift the focus where it needs to be, which is on entitlements.
. police tell us more than 100 drivers have been arrested so far. the washington regional alcohol program says deaths spiked by 60% on new year's eve. it's offering free cab rights home up to $30. the last new year's eve nearly 400 people took vang of the songer ride program. >>> a gray way to enof day, but nice look sunset. >>> storm team 4 meteorologist doug kammerer is here to tell us what to expect. >> you know it will be on the cool side as we end 2012, heading into 2013. i think it should be dry for most of us, though they are seeing a few flurries, a sprinkle, even a report of sleet. >>> it does look lie the storm system is trying though move our way. we'll talk much more about it, but here's what to expect. maybe a sprinkle or flurry, but around midnight, 36 degrees as we usher in the new years, starting off on a very chilly note. we'll talk about some of the coldest air so far this season, plus chances for rain and snow. >> why are you hoarse, doug? a little scratchy throat there? ♪ hail to the redskins >>> the redskins are the talk of the town. fans said they couldn't be happi
almost. he is their superhero. the washington redskins fans have been waiting on this sort of savior for a very, very long time. and this guy has exceeded any and every expectation. and look, his jersey and cleats are on their way to the hall of fame. probably as we speak. because of what he did in this game. he broke the rookie rushing record for a qb. this man is incredible. >> and he's a good guy in every interview we've heard from. he keeps it real. >> he's smart. >> smart, poised. sunday we've got the ravens, and a battle of the beltway. any division among your listeners? >> look, this is the deal. the closer you are to washington, you've got the washington redskins fans. the closer you are to baltimore, come on, raven fans. i think that divide happens somewhere along laurel, maryland. redskins fans, say, look, we've got rg3 and we're not giving up on this winning streak that we're on right now. and look, we've got to keep winning these games. so the redskins fans are going to can continue to root for the redskins. surely we have ravens fans in our neck of the woods. >> there ar
at preventing more tragedies like this. >> reporter: hundreds today went to the nra office in washington demanding more gun control, and a staunch nra backer joined the call. west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, as avid hunter, backed bloomberg. >> i don't know of anybody those hunting with an assault rifle. >> gun enthusiast angela brandon is thinking about new options after the shock of newtown. >> honestly i wanted to cry because of the children, but at the same time sometimes we're not shun that more gun control than we actually have now is really the reason. >> reporter: ironically the rampage in connecticut has sparked record sales of weapons that buyers fear could soon be banned. i'm steve handlesman, nbc news, washington. >>> there are more police officers around schools in our area today in response to the shooting last friday. police in fairfax county are stepping up patrols from the beginning to the end of the school day. they say it's not in response to any threat, but to give parents peace of mind during a time when anxiety is high. pat? >>> parents and educators ac
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